Guided tour

Lima Half-Day Tour of Must-See Sites

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

Lima Half-Day Tour of Must-See Sites

Activity provider: Lima Mentor

From US$ 70 per person

Take a half-day tour of Lima to expose yourself to the must-see sites of the city. On this trip, you will visit the historic city center, the Larco Museum, the Covent of Santo Domingo, and a hauca, and enjoy a traditional Peruvian dessert.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Tour starts and ends in any hotel located in Miraflores or San Isidro.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Walk the historic downtown of Lima, observing its architecture, monuments, and more
  • Visit the Larco Museum, housing the best private pre-Colombian art collection in Peru
  • Climb the tower at the Convent of Santo Domingo for a view over the city
  • Try a lucuma mousse, lucuma is an endemic fruit in the Andes
Full description
Go back in time, beginning in modern and cosmopolitan Lima and traveling back through the colonial and pre-Hispanic stages of Peruvian History, on a half-day tour of Peru's capital city. This tour will provide you with a comprehensive historical oversight of the city, while hitting up all the "must-see sites." Drive along Lima's first freeway, built during 1960s and 1970s to arrive to downtown Lima, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will be able to appreciate the impressive monuments and imposing architecture from the colonial times. You will visit 16th century Convent of Santo Domingo, one of the best preserved monasteries in whole of Lima, where you will be able to see the old Lima from its tower. Your visit then continues to the Larco Museum, featuring the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous "erotic" archaeological collection. Finally, you will be able to walk around one of Lima's oldest neighborhoods, Pueblo Libre, and try a lucuma mousse. Lucuma is an endemic fruit in the Andes. On the way back to your hotel you will observe a hauca, a pre-Inca site in the middle of the city. Observe the changing of the Guards.
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation in minivan
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Hats

    Know before you go

    • Tour starts and ends in any hotel located in Miraflores or San Isidro
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 24 reviews

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    Very friendly and knowledge tour guide and driver! They picked us up promptly at the tour start time and were very welcoming! Lima is a beautiful city and we enjoyed sightseeing and learning about the history with this tour! Thank you for a wonderful experience! We would recommand to everyone!

    April 3, 2019

    Excellent service / 100% Recommended!

    We had a very good morning with Ada. The Guide and the driver were right in time. The Car was ok, the driver offered water to us. Ada was really infroming about all aspects of life in Lima. She was managing the tour very smooth, no stress, no queues, really good!!!

    November 27, 2016

    Great tour of major city sites, for half day tour!

    Sandra Vargas, our tour guide, was excellent. This was an great way to see historic sites in Lima, with limited time frame. Tour was personal without any of the 'tour bus' atmosphere that happens all too often. Ms Vargas pointed out several tourist sites that we might visit on our own later, should we choose to do so; as well as taking us through other of Lima's main tourist attractions.

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    April 28, 2014

    Product ID: 23016